ALTER-EU press releases

European Parliament votes to clean up its act on lobbying

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

The European Parliament today approved a measure which would for the first time oblige influential Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to list their scheduled meetings with lobbyists. The amendment applies to MEPs who draft policy reports and chair committee

 

Extreme influence of big business threatens citizens’ rights in Europe

Publication date: 
Monday, September 24, 2018
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Excessive corporate influence over policy-making remains a serious threat to the public interest across Europe and at the EU level, warns a new report published today by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU).

 

Damning Barrosogate critique by EU Ombudsman demands immediate action from Commission

Publication date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU's reaction to the final ruling of the European Ombudsman regarding the European Commission's handling of former President Barroso's employment at Goldman Sachs.

 

EU Commission confirms Barroso lobbies for Goldman Sachs, must re-assess case

Publication date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

VP Jyrki Katainen confirmed he had a lobby meeting with ex-Commission President Barroso who represented investment bank Goldman Sachs International. We ask the European Commission to re-assess Barroso's job.

 

Over 20 NGOs urge European Parliament to fully implement Monsanto lobby ban

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

One month after the European Parliament voted to ban pesticide manufacturer Monsanto from entering Parliament premises, 24 transparency and environment groups remind them to implement their decision as comprehensively and effectively as possible.

 

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